As a kid, I gravitated toward creative projects. I constantly showed my parents every finished drawing I made. I didn’t have art classes until high school but after my first one, I was hooked. We had one project that I’ll never forget. We had to search through magazines to find an image and a word or phrase of text that we felt went well together and then recreate it in our own way. That project of conceptualizing from limited sources and communication through image and type made me realize I wanted to be a graphic designer. I went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University.
I now have over 12 years of professional graphic design experience. Along the road, I’ve worked as an in-house designer for Princeton University, Ohio State, and at an advertising agency on the Jersey shore. I’ve also worked in my home office as a freelancer on branding, web design, and print marketing for small businesses. Working in-house, I learned to follow brand guidelines, adding my creative flair while still maintaining consistency in style. The agency environment honed my skills in ideation, when, as a team, we worked together to develop many high-profile campaign strategies almost daily. Lastly, freelancing has strengthened my communication skills, my ability to juggle multiple clients, and developed my independent problem solving abilities.
When I’m not designing, you’ll find me hiking with my family or at the nearby farmers market. Hop on over to the contact page if you want to know more. I’d like to get to know you too!